Latest Floods News

The Latest: Tusk: UK to be ‘second-rate player’ post Brexit

Nov. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on campaigning for Britain’s general election (all times local): 8:45 p.m. European Union Council President Donald Tusk says that the United Kingdom will be “a second-rate player” once it leaves the bloc, squeezed in between the likes of the EU, the United...

Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

Nov. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above average sea level Tuesday, the...

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

Nov. 12, 2019 9:27 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (about 4 feet 3 inches) Tuesday...

AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

Nov. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EST

The security camera at Lake Dunlap Dam near San Antonio was rolling one day last May as it usually does, helping dam operators monitor for signs of trouble. The day, bright and clear, was unremarkable, the water flowing steadily over the top of the dam as it was supposed to. Suddenly and without warning, a...

Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding

Nov. 9, 2019 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British political leaders swapped blame Saturday over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge became an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited areas of south Yorkshire in northern England that were soaked by...

$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes

Nov. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last year's hurricanes. Nearly half that money will go to Florida, where timber farmers suffered catastrophic losses when Hurricane Michael came ashore in October...

Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets

Nov. 8, 2019 1:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A woman died after being swept away by surging waters as torrential rain drenched parts of north and central England, swelling rivers, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel for a second day Friday. In the city of Sheffield, 140 miles (228 kms) north of London, the River Don overflowed...

Torrential rains cause floods in parts of Montenegro

Nov. 6, 2019 8:11 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Torrential rains have cause floods and landslides in parts of Montenegro, blocking roads and cutting off dozens of homes. Emergency teams said Wednesday they have responded to dozens of calls from people seeking help with flooded homes and stranded vehicles. Authorities say...

Thousands still without power across Northeast after storms

Nov. 2, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers across the Northeast were still without power Saturday after gusty storms starting on Halloween toppled trees and power lines and flooded roads. In one Connecticut town, officials blamed the unusually high tree damage on gypsy moths and emerald ash...

Houston mayor's race: crime, flooding, Trump are all issues

Nov. 2, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's mayor seeks a second term, he's hoping to use residents' antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him beat his biggest challenger. Crimes rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and the pace of the city's recovery after Hurricane Harvey are among the issues that have...